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Collection

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Q. Is the Gallery Collection available or searchable online?

A. Yes, the Collection is accessible online through Collection Search. Not every work has an accompanying image or text, however, these are being added regularly. Information on the Gallery's collecting priorities and history are available online, along with Collection highlights.


Q. How can I find out more about a work in the Gallery's Collection?

A. Please search for more information using Collection Search. If you have seen the work on display and can't identify it on Collection Search, please supply us with as much information as possible (refer to the display label next to the work). If you do not know the name of the artist, tell us if it was a painting, etching, drawing, photograph, etc. Was it included in a special exhibition? What was the subject of the art work? These details will help us assist you when you submit an inquiry.


Q. How can I find out if you have a work by a particular artist in the Collection?

A. Use Collection Search to find works by a particular artist. If you require further information, please submit an inquiry.


Q. How can I obtain some information on a particular artist in the Gallery's Collection?

A. Please refer to the online Collection highlights or Collection Search or visit the Gallery Research Library. Alternatively, please submit an inquiry.


Q. Can you give me contact details for an artist whose work I saw on display in the Gallery?

A. The Gallery is unable to give out an artist's private contact details. In special circumstances, the Gallery may be able to forward your contact details to the artist or their representative for their consideration.


Q. I would like to donate an art work to the Gallery's Collection. How can I do this?

A. The Gallery adheres to a strict acquisitions policy. If you have an art work you would like considered for inclusion in the Collection, send images of the work to the Gallery's Curatorial staff for their consideration. If you are an artist and the work is your own, please include a copy of your CV. Contact Us


Q. Why isn't my favourite painting on display?

A. There are over 11 000 works in the Collection and the Gallery only has the capacity to display approximately one tenth of these at any one time. The Gallery changes the works on display on a regular basis to ensure visitors have the opportunity to view a wide variety of works.


Q. I am a researcher and would like to see a work not currently on display. How do I go about this?

A. Under certain circumstances, scholars and researchers may be permitted to view works not currently on display. Please submit an inquiry.


Q. In which building is a particular Collection art work located?

A. As a general guide, the historical (pre-1970) collections are displayed at the Queensland Art Gallery, while the contemporary collections (1970 onwards) are displayed at the Gallery of Modern Art. However, this is not a hard-and-fast rule and Collection works may be on display in either building. To find out if and where a particular Collection work is on display, please telephone the Gallery or inquire at the information desk.


Q. Where is the Indigenous Australian art collection displayed?

A. The Indigenous Australian art collection is displayed in the Indigenous Australian Art galleries at the Gallery of Modern Art. However, works may also be included as part of the historical collection displays at QAG. To find out if and where a particular Indigenous Australian work is on display, please telephone the Gallery or inquire at the information desk.